The Birth Of Christianity : Christianity

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Christianity is defined in the Cambridge Dictionary as “the Christian faith, a religion based on the belief in one God and on the teachings of Jesus Christ, as set forth in the Bible.” As we read this definition, we must consider that Jesus Christ was the main force in the birth of Christianity. Through his faith, teachings, actions, sacrifice, and resurrection, I believe he has been one of the most influential people in the history of the world. The birth of Christianity follows the history of Jesus and so the history begins with the birth of Jesus, which was prophesied several times in the Old Testament before his existence. We should realize that Jesus was born a Jew and although he was called Jesus Christ, his birth name wasn’t Christ, rather he was actually known as Jesus of Nazareth because of the area from which he was from as he grew up. By understanding who Jesus was and how he lived, we are able to understand the idea and history of the birth of Christianity. The birth of Jesus was predicted by several prophets. One example came from the prophet Isaiah, who stated, "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Although people might argue that this statement does not refer to Jesus because he was not named Immanuel, we should realize that Immanuel was a Hebrew name meaning “God is with us” and I believe it was meant to be a description of this son and not
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